Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Anesha




Do you remember a while back I posted the top picture of a drawing that my daughter's boyfriends, little boy had drawn? It's Anesha and Max, the artist is only 9 years old. I fell in love with his drawing.
So, today I spent the day and I mean THE DAY, probably a good 8 hours on this piece, making a copy of Max's art work.
I stayed true to his style and most of his colors. I purchased a selection of bright and fun, fat quarters at Stitcher's Crossing, this morning.
I came home, ironed a 6" square of steam-a-seam, on the back of a 6" square from each of the fat quarters I purchased.
I used the piece of paper that peeled off the first side of the steam-a-seam, a tracing paper and I made pattern pieces for all of the pieces in Max's drawing. I think it ended up being something close to 60 pieces!!
I did a black zig zag as an outline stitch because I liked the way it looked and it made mine seem more childlike, like his.
The entire figure is sewn on top of that piece of starched muslin that I made about a week ago. I pressed it before applying the figure but I wanted the creases to remain in the fabric. I like the look and it gives the background some sense of texture.
So, what am I going to do next? I have a Peltex frame that I have cut out. It looks kinda like an Indian shrine. My plan is to paint it, add embellishments to it and maybe even some felting of wool.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent working on it. Having a good selection of fabric was key.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:35 PM

    What a great job. I bet Max will be very proud.

    Janet

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  2. Thanks. It makes me smile when I walk by the design board. :)Bea

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  3. Oh Bea, this is so wonderful! I love the idea of interpreting a child's piece of art. I'm really interested in seeing the Peltex frame you talk about. I've never heard of that before. ~Diane

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  4. The peltex is very stiff, like what you would use in the "bill" of a cap. You can buy it off the bolt at Joann's. I use it for postcards and buy the one with the fusible web on one side.
    I'm going to have to gesso it first then I'll probably blog about the process because it's all new to me too. :)Bea

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